April 1986 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 10 "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances
  • Apr 14 21st Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, George Strait, and Reba McEntire win
  • Apr 20 "Jerry's Girls" closes at St James Theater NYC after 139 performances
  • Apr 27 "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 8 Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer
  • Apr 9 Brian Larsen, American musician and record producer
  • Apr 27 Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer
  • Apr 28 George Nozuka, Canadian Singer/Songwriter

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 3 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • Apr 8 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (b. 1967)
  • Apr 10 Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Apr 13 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53
  • Apr 19 Dag Ivar Wiren, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 23 Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US composer, murdered at 81